Daphnia inhibits the emergence of spatial pattern in a simple consumer-resource system - John Fryxell

July 4, 2017

Tanks in Limnotron Photo by Gustavo Betini

The University of Guelph houses an impressive aquatic experimental facility (The Limnotron) in the Biodiversity Institute. Modelled after giant beer vats, the facility contains six similarly-sized aquatic tanks that allow Dr. John Fryxell and collaborators to make their own thriving aquatic ecosystems. Once these replicated ecosystems are created, Fryxell’s team of researchers, including experimental post-doctoral fellow Gustavo Betini, examine how human impacts like climate warming are changing key species interactions in aquatic food webs.

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